Review of the Book “Quantum Enigma - Physics Encounters Consciousness”

Hu, Huping (2008) Review of the Book “Quantum Enigma - Physics Encounters Consciousness”. [Preprint]

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By explicitly discussing the connections between quantum mechanics and consciousness and bravely using the book containing these discussions as course material for students, the authors show the readers and teach the students that such connections are real and tangible not just pseudoscience or New Age mumbo-jumbo. In doing so, Rosenblum and Kuttner lead by example. Hopefully, other physicists and scientists in the academics would follow suit by breaking away from the invisible “prison” of conformity and orthodoxy, opening widely physicists’ closet containing their skeleton and turning the same into golden opportunities for solving the mystery of consciousness. I highly recommend this book.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:quantum enigma; consciousness; measurement problem
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Neuroscience > Biophysics
ID Code:6312
Deposited By: Hu, Dr. Huping
Deposited On:05 Jan 2009 23:57
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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1. Rosenblum, B. & Kuttner, F. Quantum Enigma (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006).

2. Planck, M. Interview with The Observer, London, Jan. 25, 1931.

3. Stapp. H. P. Mind, Matter and Quantum Mechanics (New York: Springer-Verlag, 1993).

4. Hu, H. & Wu, M. Spin-mediated consciousness. arXiv:quant-ph/0208068v5

5. Hameroff, S. & Penrose, R. Conscious events as orchestrated spacetime selections. J. Conscious Stud., 1996; 3: 36-53.

6. Chalmers, D. The Conscious Mind (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996).


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